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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Wordless Wednesday

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101 Reasons Why I Homeschool: Colonial Williamsburg {4}

Colonial Williamsburg Cannon Fire

In September we went to Colonial Williamsburg for the Homeschool experience they have. There are special workshops and discounts for homschool families in September and then again sometime in the spring I think. If you know how we roll, it shouldn’t surprise you that we missed out on most of the scheduled homeschool activities,...
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Deck The Halls and Trim The Tree

Decorating Christmas tree at The Nut House 2010 8

It is really starting to feel like Christmas in the Shenandoah Valley. Last night we got our first snow that wasn’t more than a couple of flakes floating around for a few minutes. The kids woke up to a ground covered with snow. They spend some time outside today, but it was super windy...
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First Snow of the Season

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We had a few snow flakes yesterday that got the kids pretty excited, but it didn’t last for long. They woke up this morning looking for snow covering the ground, but there was none. The have been waiting so patiently for snow to come for weeks. I have been trying and trying to explain...
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Hanging Out Being Cool

Thanksgiving Dinner with Grandma 2010

Yesterday we went over to Grandma Nut’s house for another Thanksgiving dinner. E Nut tried out his cousin’s skate board and finally figured it out. He was proud of his scrapes and bumps. You know, because he is doing things like loosing teeth and learning to ride a skateboard. Little Nut Nut needed to...
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When is a Christmas Tree, Not a Christmas Tree?

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the day that we usually go out and get our Christmas Tree. It is a budding tradition that we started a few years ago when we realized that traveling hours with many young children was not the best idea in December. When we decided that were were staying home,...
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Black Friday Online Shopping, Hunting & Venison in the Freezer

I am not one to head out first thing in the morning to wrestle with strangers trying to get the best deal on Christmas presents. I like to sleep in, eat left over dessert for breakfast and sit around all morning long watching Christmas movies with the children. And that is exactly what I...
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Thankful Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Happy Thanksgiving Y’all! I hope everyone is having a wonderful and joy filled Thanksgiving Since it is so late and it is a Holiday, I am going to leave the Linky up until Sunday so you can link up with your Thanksgiving Thankfulness You can link up anytime from now until Sunday night with...
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Wordless Wednesday {twas the night before Thanksgiving}

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Season of Giving at CurrClick to Provide Food for Hungry Families

Season of Giving Feeding the Hungry World Vision

One of my favorite homeschool curriculum websites is CurrClick. They have everything from core curriculums to quick little projects that I use to supplement curriculums that I am already using. They have all subjects and projects for babies on up to high school graduation and offer printed, ebooks in PDF form, audio, video and...
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Meet Maria Dobsonfly

Maria Dobsonfly at The Nut House 1

You might remember last summer when I talked about the Dobsonfly that we found outside our back door. I have never seen anything like this thing before. We have lived in our house for over 7 years and I never heard of them either. I guess that they live near water and come out...
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Mended Little Hearts of Charlottesville End of Summer Picnic

Mended Little Hearts End of Summer Picnic at The Park 1

I was going through my memory card for my camera deleting photos and I came across theses photos of our Mended Little Hearts end of summer picnic from August. I love this park, it has a river that runs through it, a small trail that runs through the woods, a nice playground, a fishing...
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Happy Halloween from The Nut House {cute}

Happy Halloween from The Nut House Trick or Treat but mostly playing in the yard 2

We took a quick trip up and down our block and spent some time playing in the front yard. The kids had a great time even though we didn’t spend 2 hours running through the neighborhood trying to hit every house we could. I have to warn you though, this is a photo heavy...
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Sometimes You Just Have to Give up and Walk Away

Colonial Williamsburg Homeschool Home Education Experience Three big brothers in the garden 1

When we went to Colonial Williamsburg in last month for the Homeschool Experience, I thought I would be able to get some good photos of the kids. They were looking at some old school style tools from “back then” and I thought that was the perfect time.
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Our Cub Scouts Raising Money with a Bake Sale

07Cub Scout Bake Sale at Lowes July 2010 kids collecting money working to pay for activities

The other day, we went to Lowes. With a few of our Cub Scouts.
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Enjoying a Hot Summer Day {wordless wednesday}

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Today is our 5th Anniversary!

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I have a perfectly delightful secret that I have been keeping from my husband!! I have been teasing him about our anniversary for weeks. We are going somewhere, in that direction, we will be there for the length of time it take to be there and we will be home when we are done....
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

Today is my dad’s birthday, Happy Birthday Dad! I love Spring Break! I love having my kids home with me, with nothing to do but have fun and hang out. I am so Thankful for a lazy week with my kids. We are having a bit of a heat wave this week and Spring...
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I Feel Like a Kid in a Candy, Um, Computer Store!

I Feel Like a Kid in a Candy, Um, Computer Store!

You know those days that start out all sunshine and roses. Days where everything is going along nicely and the kids are on spring break. This week I don’t have to do anything except some major organizing and finally doing our taxes. For many people I can imagine that doing taxes is not the...
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Fun Friday Photos, Goodbye Valentines Day Tree, Hello…

Fun Friday Photos, Goodbye Valentines Day Tree, Hello…

Easter Tree! Seriously, we do have every intention of taking the tree down. We think about it every weekend. There is always something else that ends up being so much more important… At one point there were actual valentines on there, but the kids have squirreled them away. Happy Easter Tree! 
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Baby Girl Has Learned How to Sit Up Unsupported

Baby Girl Has Learned How to Sit Up Unsupported

Sunday I was hanging out with She Nut trying to get her to sit up by herself. She was too excited to sit still, every time she found herself sitting, she would straighten out her legs and arch her back and then down she would go. Yesterday was such a beautiful day, we all...
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Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday at The Nut House

It has been in the high 50′s and 60′s every day for the past 5 days! Yesterday it got up to 70 degrees! The kids had so much fun playing outside in the mud and jumping in huge piles of snow. My house is a muddy filthy mess that I can’t seem to keep...
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Where is Blogger the Frog? He is in the Snow Covered Shenandoah Valley!

Where is Blogger the Frog? He is in the Snow Covered Shenandoah Valley!

A few weeks ago, we had another storm, I finally got around to posting pictures of the kids playing in the snow from that storm just the other day in this post.  It turns out there was a traveler who had spent time in Mexico with my bloggy friend Jenn. After that he went...
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